Careers Conference 2007 – Lunchtime Guest of Honour: Gordon Graham

Posted on February 25, 2008 in Uncategorized

As soon as the panel debate wound up, we welcomed our lunchtime guest of honour, Gordon Graham, Editor Emeritus and Founder of LOGOS, the premier publishing journal, and his wife Betty. Mr Graham kindly hosted his Literature of the Book display, talked to young publishers about LOGOS and his career as a newspaper correspondent in India, a publisher’s rep in Asia, International Sales Manager of McGraw-Hill in New York, Managing Director of McGraw-Hill in Europe, and Chairman and CEO of Butterworths. He also signed copies of his own book of essays on international book publishing, As I Was Saying. This highly recommended industry title was sold on the day with all proceeds going to the Kohima Education Trust; the SYP are delighted to report £111.00 was raised for this cause which will aid much-needed education projects in north east India.

Delegates were invited to take a free copy of LOGOS, and it is worth mentioning here that Volume 15/4 contains several articles concerning publishing ethics: Ralph Hancox’s article ‘Publishers as polluters – and what they could do about it’ is particularly apt.
We would like to thank Gordon and Betty Graham for their attendance and their support of the SYP.